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Wife thinking about getting a Mini cooper. Are these good vehicles?
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my sister had one and loved it
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its a great car, but when i come in my big suv and she decideds to run the red light then BAM, my GMC emblem will be in her head. I would not trust one for safty.
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r.waddill - 7/12/2008 10:05 AM

Wife thinking about getting a Mini cooper. Are these good vehicles?
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I was thinking about putting one in the back of my Excursion instead of the spare tire.

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Tireless - 7/12/2008 11:29 AM

r.waddill - 7/12/2008 10:05 AM

Wife thinking about getting a Mini cooper. Are these good vehicles?
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I was thinking about putting one in the back of my Excursion instead of the spare tire.
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Default RE: Mini cooper Good vehicle

My Avalanche finds them quite tasty
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Default Re: Mini cooper Good vehicle

having sold them"preowned" for a few years now......i havent had any real issues with them....the only thing you need to check on is if there is a certified "mini" dealer in your area to do the warranty work.....back when i was selling them a regular bmw dealer couldnt do the work and the customer had to drive to Atlanta or somewhere in louisiana to get warranty work.....
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they are small cars we test drove one in Palm Beach today. Braman wanted 27k and would not move on the price. those little turbos were a blast to test drive. the admiral drives around stuart for the most part so I am not too worried about highway stuff.
I think 27k was a little steep according to Edmunds. I might could fit one in the back of my Titan LOL
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r.waddill - 7/12/2008 2:04 PM

they are small cars we test drove one in Palm Beach today. Braman wanted 27k and would not move on the price. those little turbos were a blast to test drive. the admiral drives around stuart for the most part so I am not too worried about highway stuff.
I think 27k was a little steep according to Edmunds. I might could fit one in the back of my Titan LOL
I could fit one in the back of my Super Duty too, but damn they look fun
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You think mini's are small, how about this guy? http://www.smartusa.com/
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Had one for 1 year, was in the shop more than driving. Had Check engine light all the time related to the ignition system, all was replaced and still coded at times, had a terrible windshield noise in which they pulled and resealed the glass, did not cure the noise 100%. A fun vehicle to drive, but would not own one out of warranty. I have a friend with a John Cooper Works Mini and he just spent 3500 in repairs out of warranty with 28k miles on it. It was a 2003, mine was a 2005.
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We just ordered one, the stealer would not move on the price. If you want a new one you have to order one, the only 08's the dealer has is demos. 27k for a new one is a great price, used 06 s models are over 30k. The dealer even added on a surcharge for the s model, go figure.
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My dealer has them in stock and we bought ours for 500 under sticker. Sold it a year later for the same amount...
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Their a blast to drive, almost as much fun as my MG Midget was without the breakdowns
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Tireless - 7/12/2008 11:29 AM

r.waddill - 7/12/2008 10:05 AM

Wife thinking about getting a Mini cooper. Are these good vehicles?
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I was thinking about putting one in the back of my Excursion instead of the spare tire.
Then wont you need a bigger booster seat to see out the back window?




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Last I knew they ranked at the bottom of the "frequency of repair" category with Hummers. Not a good recommendation.
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plugmeister - 7/12/2008 7:57 PM

Last I knew they ranked at the bottom of the "frequency of repair" category with Hummers. Not a good recommendation.
My Hummer has had no repairs in 68k miles so far. Far better than my Mini, Dodge or Infinity Q.
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You might want to see if this becomes available: http://www.nextautos.com/forbidden-f...-mini-cooper-d

Quote from the article........."mileage to shame a Prius"
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Gotta tell ya, Braman/BMW took care of us on our 325i that was a lemon. Got a new 2008 that has none of the problems we had before. I just hate going to the middle of Hell to go to the dealer.........
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Gotta tell ya, Braman/BMW took care of us on our 325i that was a lemon. Got a new 2008 that has none of the problems we had before. I just hate going to the middle of Hell to go to the dealer.........

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